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January 18, 2016 Best of Business

Best of Business 2016: Office Services

The 2016 Best of Business winners in this category include everything from cleaning services to vehicle dealerships.

Best Truck Dealership

Harr Motor Group

100 & 110-112 Gold Star Blvd., Worcester

Top Executive: Michael Gross, president and general manager

Signature Business Products: New and used automotive sales and service

The Harr Motor Group, which includes Harr Toyota, Scion, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram, has served Worcester County and the surrounding area since 1933. Harr is a five-star Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Dealer and has received the Toyota President's Award and the Toyota Distinguished Service Award multiple times. One of the first dealerships in the area to adapt to a true negotiation-free method of car buying, Harr's Perfect Pricing eliminates the stress and back-and-forth games typically associated with traditional car buying. Harr also has one of the largest selections of new and pre-owned vehicles around. With each purchase, customers receive free Harr Washes for life, plus a 48-hour money back guarantee and are qualified for the chance to win 12 months of car payments paid by Harr.

Notable Runners-up: Lamoreux Ford,; Tuck's Trucks,

Best Commercial Landscaping

Jam Creative Landscaping Inc.

(repeat winner)

235 West Boylston St., West Boylston

Top Executive: President/Owner Nicholas A. DiLiddo

Signature Business Product: Creative landscape design; construction: patios, walls, walkways; excavation; snow management; commercial property maintenance

JAM Creative Landscaping has been serving Worcester County since 1998. The company prides itself on building long-term, honest relationships with all its clients. Each project is unique to customers' needs using passion, hard work, and the combination of science and art to create landscape masterpieces.

Best Electrical Contractor

Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.

100 Prescott St., Worcester

Top Executive: Susan Mailman, president

Signature Business Product: Service-electrical, telecommunications

Founded in 1885, Coghlin is one of Central Massachusetts' oldest companies. Run by family member Susan Mailman, Coghlin is a widely recognized name and has served a wide range of industries.

Best Office Cleaning

Enterprise Cleaning Corp.

75 Main St., Boylston

Top Executive: Stephen Buchalter

Signature Business Product: Commercial and industrial cleaning

Enterprise Cleaning Corp. has designed a janitorial and maintenance service program that is second-to-none. Enterprise has a management team comprised of well-trained, highly motivated individuals whose goal is to give customers the best possible experience.

Notable Runner-up: Eagle Cleaning Corp.,

Best Plumber/Hvac Contractor

J.J. Bafaro, Inc.

9 Winter St., Worcester

Top Executive: Joe Bafaro

Signature Business Product: Full-service mechanical services

J.J. Bafaro Inc. started operations as a one-man shop in Worcester in the early 1960s. Under the direction of Joe Bafaro, the company has grown into a full-service open shop mechanical firm specializing in HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler work for both the commercial and residential markets.

Notable Runner-up: Tasse Fuel Corp.,

Best Waste Removal

P. Pellegrino Trucking Co.

P.O. Box 511, Shrewsbury

Top Executives: President Peter Pellegrino & Vice President Dianne Pellegrino

Signature Business Product: Waste removal and recycling services – roll-offs, frontload containers, secure mobile document shredding

Pellegrino has been family owned and operated since 1971. It has built a solid reputation through attention to detail and take pride in its prompt, efficient and professional services. Another service it provides that sets the company apart and is essential to businesses today is its secure mobile document shredding service.

Notable Runner-up: Waste Management,

Read about other Best of Business award winners.

Best Multimedia Services

  • Best Awards & Promotional Products: Engraveables
  • Best Commercial Printer: Curry Printing
  • Best IT Services: Akuity Technologies
  • Best Internet Service Provider: Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions
  • Best Web Design Firm: Pagano Media
  • Best Video Production: Skyscope

Best Client & Employee Services

  • Best College For Business Education: Nichols College
  • Best Exercise Facility: The Fitness Asylum
  • Best Luxury Automobile Dealership: Wagner Motors
  • Best Limousine Service: Knight’s Airport Limousine Service
  • Best Hotel For Business Clients: Beechwood Hotel
  • Best Nonprofit Fundraiser: Cirque Du Noir

Best Offsite Venues

  • Best Public Golf Course: Green Hill Municipal Golf Course
  • Best Private Golf Course: Worcester Country Club
  • Best Golf Club For Corporate Outing: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
  • Best Venue For A Business Meeting: Beechwood Hotel
  • Best Venue For An Employee Outing: Ecotarium
  • Best Venue For A Corporate Event: Mechanics Hall

Best Professional Services

  • Best Bank For Business: Unibank
  • Best Business Insurance Agency: Sullivan Group
  • Best Advertising Agency: Davis Advertising
  • Best Financial Planning Services: Provo Financial Services, Inc.
  • Best Credit Union For Business: Digital Federal Credit Union
  • Best Health Insurance Provider: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts
  • Best Employee Benefits Consultant: Marsh & Mclennan Agency
  • Best Law Firm For Business: Mirick O’connell
  • Best Accounting Firm: Bollus Lynch, Llp Certified Public Accounts & Consultants
  • Best Staffing Agency: The Davis Companies

Best Food

  • Best Place To Meet For Coffee: Starbucks
  • Best Coffee Service For Business: Good As Gold Coffee Service
  • Best Restaurant For Business Lunch: The Sole Proprietor
  • Best Restaurant For Business Dinner: 111 Chop House
  • Best Caterer For A Corporate Event: Struck Catering
  • Best Worcester After Work Bar: Armsby Abbey
  • Best Metrowest After Work Bar: Tavern In The Square
  • Best North County After Work Bar: Rye & Thyme
  • Best Blackstone Valley After Work Bar: Kyoto Bar & Grill
  • Best Tri-Area After Work Bar: Cedar Street Grille

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